Astronaut Michael Collins During Apollo 11 Training
Michael Collins During Apollo 11 Training
John F. Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center
Merritt Island (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Collins, Michael, 1930-
Command Module Pilot Michael Collins (1930-) training on the Command Module (CM) Procedures Simulator at John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Merritt Island, Florida, for Apollo 11. Apollo 11 was the first space mission where humans set foot on another celestial body, the Moon. Launched from Launch Pad 39A on July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 fired the third stage engines two and half hours after launch to leave Earth's gravitational pull. The mission was highlighted by the first lunar landing by human beings and Mission Commander Neil Armstrong's (1930-2012) descent from the Lunar Module (LM) to place his foot on the surface of the Moon. He and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin (1930-) spent less than 22 hours on the Moon, including two and half hours outside Eagle, their Lunar Module. The crew, which also included Command Module Pilot Michael Collins (1930-), returned to Earth on July 24, 1969.
Original black and white photographic print, June 19, 1969: Space Walk of Fame Collection.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, June 19, 1969.
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Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1 black and white photographic prints
Manned Spacecraft Operations Building, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida
"APOLLO 11 (AS-506)." National Air and Space Museum. Accessed July 10, 2015. http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/topics/apollo/apollo-program/landing-missions/apollo11.cfm.
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